Fitness Friday: Andrea 0, Procrastination 1

Penny and Avery on the trailI want to get back the core of what started this blog; food and exercise.  Showing how living a healthy lifestyle can be fun and fulfilling while not depriving yourself of good food.  I do not believe in being restrictive when it comes to life and food.

When I started this blog I shared my journey becoming a distance runner and I also shared our journey changing our eating habits and becoming more healthy.  After a while I moved away from that and focused more on recipes and kitchen tips.

While that is still important to me and I’ll still be sharing recipes and kitchen strategies, I’ve realized that I need to go back to my roots.

We’ve come full circle.

I’m starting and learning how to be a distance runner again.  Starting from square one and learning how to run in the mountains.  We’re also back to changing our eating habits for the better.

I’ve struggled with both of these things for the 2+ years that we’ve been living here. Getting back into a routine but also finding the motivation to do so.  I used to read blogs to help with motivation but I struggle with finding blogs that focus on realistic healthy living (food and exercise) and that are also written well.

I tried having accountability partners and I’ve tried joining groups but none of that worked for me.

What works for me is seeing someone else’s journey and being able to relate to them in some way.  Since I can’t find that, then I need to be that.  And that’s what this blog is going to get back to.  A space used to show off life and a journey back to being active and eating well.

Fridays are going to be about fitness and what I did that week to move and be active.

I would love to share great stories with you from this week but I didn’t do anything.  That doesn’t mean that I was sitting on the couch all day every day.  I’ve got two dogs and they need to get out for walks and exercise.  Scott and I scouted some new trails but we’re still looking for one that’s perfect.

For the first half of the week I was recovering from a cold so sleeping was way more appealing than running.  Walking the dogs and playing with them outside was about as much as I could muster.  I’m ready to get back at it this coming week!

I’m all about being realistic.  Not working out happens.  I’m not perfect and I’m OK with that.  It’s a process and I’m learning all over again.

Goals for this week are to get out and get running in the morning and maybe getting some cross training in.  How did your week go?


2 thoughts on “Fitness Friday: Andrea 0, Procrastination 1

  1. Great post! I absolutely love that shot of the pups on the trail with the scenery! My fitness plan was really scattered until I signed up for another half. There is something about it that always gets me back on track. But now I’m at that point where the mileage is up and I’m too wiped out to focus on strength and cross training as much as I want to. It’s always a tough balance!

  2. I think being the example you want is a great idea. I find that other people can motivate me, but, at the end of the day, it’s all about saying YES to myself. Like you, I try to complete programs or exercises that are realistic for my life. It’s not always easy!

    I think it’s great that you’re trying to get back into running. How do you feel?

    As for me, I’ve all but given up my running shoes and feel okay with that. Different exercises feel right for people at different times. I’m completing the INSANITY program again right now, and I really like the way it makes me feel. Those 40-minute workouts are manageable in the mornings. Plus, I’ve been walking home from work, which I really love, and kayaking with my boyfriend when I can.

    Good luck on your journey!

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